Regrets Of The Dying

I wish that:

  • I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  • I hadn't worked so hard.
  • I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  • I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I'd let myself be happier.

...the five most common regrets of terminally ill patients, as described by a palliative care nurse1:


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